Catholic youth with Franciscan sisters

“So…I think I might have a vocation…”

When we think of handling “big stuff” with teens in youth ministry we tend to think of crises.  But what do we do when a young person discloses to us, a trusted adult, something good?

A teen telling you they may be experiencing a call to the priesthood or religious life is doing something equally as vulnerable, sensitive, and downright courageous as sharing a crisis and they need to be handled with love and with care.

Sr. Karolyn Nunes, FSGM is the Vocations Director for the Franciscan Sisters of the Martyr St. George.  She shares with us some very practical advice on what to do (and what not to do) when a teen shares that he or she is discerning a vocation.


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